Special Training on "Carbon Footprint Calculation and Modelling"


Dr. Sharifah Norkhadijah Syed Ismail

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Dr. Sharifah Norkhadijah Syed Ismail is graduated from the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) with a Bachelor Science of Environmental and Occupational Health degree in 2003, and Master of Environmental Management (2006) and Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Sciences (2011) from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. Her main research area is on environmental health modeling and waste management. She has won several awards nationally and internationally. Among them are the Gold Medal for the project entitled “Engaging students in systematic active learning through workbook strategy designated based on adult learning theory” at the Putra Innocreative Competition, Putra InnoCreative Carnival in Teaching and Learning 2019, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Internationally, she has won the Gold Medal in the 3rd International Invention Innovation Competition in Toronto, Canada, (iCAN 2018) and the Silver Medal in the 5th Korea Creative Invention Contest, (CiC 2018) for her innovation in the interactive household waste separation system. She spent her sabbatical leave in 2018, assisting the National Solid Waste Department of the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Putrajaya in modeling the environmental health impact of the Pay as You Throw policy in the waste management system of the country. She has also been involved in the amendment of the National Solid Waste Management (SWM) Policy and the strategic plan. Her multi-discipline research background allowed her to be involved in a wide research portfolio. She has acquired several national research grants as of the project leader including the international research grants from the Sumitomo Foundation Japan and Pfizer US. She is a co-researcher for more than other 22 research grants with the amount. Her recent research project is the impact of COVID-19 on waste management in Malaysia. Dr. Sharifah is also a Research Associate of the Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing (MyAgeing). She has contributed significantly to many committees at the university and national levels such as in the University Code of Practice for Programme Accreditation (COPPA) and the National Solid Waste Management, Ministry of Housing, and Local Government. She has graduated 3 PhD students and 9 Master students under her supervision. She teaches and coordinates several subjects in the department inclusive of GIS application in the health modeling for the Master of Public Health program and waste management. She has a keen interest in the publication of research results in which over 92 scientific papers have been published, 10 reference books, and book chapters. She actively writes for scientific magazines such as Dewan Kosmik, Impak, Habitat, and newspapers. She is currently the President of the Environmental and Occupational Health Society (EOHS), a non-profit organization (NGO’s) that is actively involved in community work to increase public awareness about environmental and occupational health. The recent community project with this NGO was the Malaysian Youth Upcycle Challenge (MyYUC) 2020 works as a platform in cultivating the awareness about waste management and innovation spirit among the youth.

Workshop on Effective and Sustainable Healthcare Waste Management

Dr. Michael Maxvel Remance

Dr. Michael Maxvel Remance

Medical Superintendent
Base Hospital Tellippalai
Sri Lanka

Dr. Michael Maxvel Remance is an accomplished medical professional with a diverse range of academic qualifications and career experience. He obtained his MD in General Medicine from Tver State Medical Academy, Russia, and went on to earn a post-graduate diploma in healthcare quality and patient safety from the University of Colombo. He furthered his education with an MSc in Medical Administration from PGIM Colombo and a Certificate in Bio-Medical Waste Management from Environment Protection Training & Research Institute in Hyderabad, India.
Dr. Remance began his career as an intern medical officer at DGH Polannaruwa before moving on to serve as a Medical Officer in the Surgery Department at BH Akkaraipattu. He also worked as a Medical Officer of Health for the Municipal Council in Akkaraipattu and as a Medical Officer in the Healthcare Waste Management Unit at BH Akkaraipattu. Dr. Remance later served as a Medical Officer in Healthcare Quality and Safety at BH Akkaraipattu before being appointed as the Medical Superintendent of BH Tellippalai, where he currently serves. With his extensive academic background and diverse career experience, Dr. Remance brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his current role as Medical Superintendent.

Workshop on Publication

Dr. Anushka Upamali Rajapaksha

Dr. Anushka Upamali Rajapaksha

Senior Lecturer Grade II
Ecosphere Resilience Research Center/ Instrument Center
Faculty of Applied Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
anurajapaksha@sjp.ac.lk; anushkaupamali@gmail.com

Dr. Anushka Upamali Rajapaksha is a Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She holds B.Sc. in Chemistry Special Degree from the University of Peradeniya (2008), M.Phil in Chemical Sciences from the University of Peradeniya (2012), and a Ph.D. in Biological Environment from Kangwon National University, South Korea (2015). She has an excellent background in Chemistry, specially focusing on Chemical Kinetics, Sorption, Environmental Chemistry, and Surface Chemistry. Her research approach covers developing novel engineered/designer materials as innovative solutions to environmental issues and converting waste materials into value-added products. Dr. Rajapaksha has an excellent publication track record with over 60 SCI journal articles (her H-index is 35, with 9000+ citations), with many publications in high-impact journals. She contributed to two Korean patents for the environmental remediation of antibiotics.
She has received several awards and distinctions including the prestigious TWAS─Atta-ur-Rahman Award in Chemistry in the year 2022 by the UNESCO -World Academy of Sciences, Italy. President’s Awards for Scientific Publications, Early Career Research Award (2021, Annual research award ceremony, University of Sri Jayewardenepura), Most Outstanding Young Researcher-(CVCD) Excellence Awards 2020 by The Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors. Furthermore, she has received several national and international grants, such as the 2020 TWAS research grants for the advancement of science in developing countries -Chemistry, Rajapaksha is currently contributing to the editorial tasks of several reputed Science Citation Index international journals. She is currently serving as the Coordinating Editor of Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Springer), Editorial Board Member of Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier) and Editorial Board Member of Carbon Research (Springer). In addition, she was ranked among the top 2% of the world’s best scientists in the 2020 and 2021 lists of outstanding researchers, prepared by Elsevier BV and, Stanford University, USA.